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event terms and conditions

These Terms apply when you book to attend any of our events (Event). 


Please read these Terms carefully, as by booking for an Event, you agree to be bound by these Terms. 


We may amend these Terms from time to time, for example to reflect changes to our internal processes. These Terms were last updated on 26 September 2022.




References to us, we and our means the Scottish Property Industry Festival of Christmas, Charity No. SC020660. 


You can contact us at : 6 St Colme Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AD or by emailing:




You can register for an Event via our website at


You acknowledge and agree that:


•    we shall be entitled to limit or restrict the number of tickets we make available to you for whatever reason;


•    we shall be entitled to refuse your application for tickets at our absolute discretion;


•    a contract between us and you will only be formed when we confirm the booking and we have received payment for the Event from you in full;


•    charges are payable in full at the time of booking for the Event. Details of the charges are set out on our website. Charges are exempt from VAT unless we otherwise indicate.


If an Event is over booked, we shall be entitled to reduce or cancel your booking at our absolute discretion. This applies even if we have confirmed your booking and you have paid for the same. In the event that we reduce or cancel your booking pursuant to this section, then we shall refund any over payment to you as soon as possible but in any event within 30 days. 




Whilst we endeavour to provide accurate information about an Event, we reserve the right to amend elements of the Event including without limit, time, date, location, format and content at our absolute discretion. Any changes to the Event will be highlighted on our website. We shall not be required to notify you directly of such changes. 


We reserve the right to cancel the Event at any time and for whatever reason. Details of any cancellation will be made on our website. In the event of cancellation (other than pursuant to an Event of Force Majeure (as defined below)), we will offer you the opportunity to either have a refund or donate the money paid by you to the SPIFOX charity. In the event that you request a refund then we will endeavour to make the refund to you within 30 days. Any refund will be reduced by the booking fee that is payable to our online event organiser (currently


We shall not be liable for any delay or cancellation of an Event where this is caused by an event outside our control (an Event of Force Majeure). An Event of Force Majeure includes but is not limit to:


•    acts of God including flood, fire or other natural disaster;


•    epidemics or pandemics;


•    Government intervention including lockdowns;


•    terrorist attacks, civil wat, armed conflict, sanctions or other embargoes;


•    labour or trade disputes including strike action;


•    cancellation by the venue or any guest speaker or entertainer.


In the event of cancellation pursuant to an Event of Force Majeure, you confirm that you waive any right to a refund.




Event bookings cancelled by you:


•    more than [30] days before the Event will be refunded by us within 30 days. Such refund will be reduced by the booking fee that is payable to our online event organiser (currently;


•    30 days or less before the Event will not be entitled to any refund.




You are responsible for ensuring that:


•    we have all information we request about your attendees prior to an Event;


•    your attendees comply with any code of conduct requirements in respect of the Event including those required by any venue;


•    you provide us with all dietary, disability or other information we may request;


•    the Event is suitable for your attendees.


We will only communicate with you. As such, it is your responsibility to ensure that your attendees are fully informed of the details of the Event including time, location, dress code and any other restrictions or limitations we may notify you of.




All intellectual property rights in SPIFOX and any Event we arrange shall belong to us.


You acknowledge and agree (and will ensure that your attendees acknowledge and agree) that we shall be entitled to record, report or photograph all or any parts of an Event. This may include taking images (including audio, photo or video) (together Images) of the Event and the attendees. We shall be entitled to use such Images as part of any general marketing, social media and publicity by us including via our website, press release or general publicity.


We shall be entitled to share your (and your attendees) personal data with the Event organiser (including the venue) for the purpose of fulfilling your booking and exercising our rights under these Terms. 


Full details of how we process your information are available via our privacy policy at




We are not liable for the views and opinions of any people that attend our Events including external speakers or entertainers. 


We are not responsible for any property or belongings that attendees bring to an Event.


To the fullest extent permitted by law, our liability shall be limited to the total charges paid by you for the Event. We shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential losses or damages howsoever arising. This shall include, but not be limited to, loss of use or of any profit, business or data, or any loss of use or damage suffered as a result of an action brought by a third party, even if such loss was reasonably foreseeable or we have been advised of the possibility of the attendee incurring the same.


You shall indemnify us against any costs, losses or damages that we incur to the venue or any supplier or participant connected to the Event that arises as a consequence of any act or omission of an attendee including any breach by an attendee of any venue rules and regulations, any injury caused to a third party or any damage to any equipment at the Event.




If any provision of these Terms is found by any court or competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed not to be a part of these Terms and this shall not affect the enforceability of the remainder of these Terms.


These Terms shall not be enforceable by a third party as defined in the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.


These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us and you and supersede and extinguish all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.


Each party agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these Terms. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement these Terms.


These Terms and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Scotland.


Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of Scotland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with these Terms or their subject matter or formation.

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